American Women's History: A Research Guide
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Photograph with text showing Native American
woman preparing acorn meal, California.
This is from a survey report of Fresno
and Madera counties by L.D. Creel (ca. 1920)
Bureau of Indian Affairs: Photographs and Documents

Search the ARC database for additional photographs and documents. Try combining a search for Bureau of Indian Affairs with such terms as women, woman, family, girl.

See the following sources for additional information about NARA materials on American Indians:

American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications [online]. Washington, D.C.: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1984. Revised, 1995. Available from:

Hill, Edward E. Guide to Records in the National Archives of the United States Relating to American Indians. Washington, D.C.: General Services Administration, 1981.

Tate, Michael. "Studying the American Indian Through Government Documents and the National Archives." Government Publications Review 5 (1978): 285-294.

American Women's History: A Research Guide

Ken Middleton
Middle Tennessee State Univ. Library
Murfreesboro, TN 37132